In loving memory of Dorothy Brannan, 79, of Emo, Ont., who passed away Monday, March 12, 2001 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Grace Williams; husband, Thaddeus Brannan; brother, Carl Thezenvitz; and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law.
Dorothy leaves behind her children, Marjorie (Wilmer) Stang of Split Rock, Ont., Delores (Dudley) Livingston of Shell Lake, Wis., Ruby (Malcolm) Douglas of Fort Frances, Ont., and Brad (Diane) Brannan of North Branch, Ont.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Steven (Karen), Dwight (Carolyn), Joyce (Allan), Janet (Steven), Layne (Rozanne), Matt (Jodie), Patti (Tom), Craig, Sheryl (Dennis), Sean (Kim), Sheila, Tammy (Tony), Teresa, Angela (Jason), and Todd; and great-grandchildren, Wade, Kayla, Laura, Ashley, Steven, Vince, Jolene, Bryant, Even, Travis, Taylor, Lindsay, Shelby, Brady, Baker, Keely-Shaye, Cameron, Matthew, Megan, and Myron.
She also will be missed by her brother, Wesley (Peggy) Williams of Emo, Ont.; sister, Laura Jewett of Atikokan, Ont.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Brannan of Dryden, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was born in Ashby, Mn. on May 23, 1921 to Ralph and Grace Williams, where she lived until the age of two. Then her parents moved to Big Falls, Mn., where her father ran a logging camp. At age nine, she came to Canada with her family to Patullo Township, where she lived until her marriage to Thaddeus Brannan on June 1, 1937.
They resided on a farm in North Branch until her husband’s passing on Dec. 18, 1990. She spent her remaining years at Queen Street Manor in Emo.
Her door was always open to her friends and family. She had many hobbies, including quilting, sewing, crafts, and letter-writing; she corresponded to friends and family, and made new friends.
She had made all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren quilts, and had been working on the last two when she passed away.
One of the most interesting hobbies to her was researching her family history and documenting it for future generations. She kept the families in touch with each other through letters and family reunions that she organized. She will be greatly missed by family and her many, many friends.
A visitation will be held Thursday, March 15, 2001 from 8 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 16, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Off Lake Evangelical Covenant Church in Finland, Ont., with Pastor Marty Johnson officiating.
Interment will take place at Pineridge Cemetery in North Branch, Ont. in the spring.
Pallbearers will be Clifford Brannan, Melvin Brannan, Harley Bye, Keith Jewett, Howard Haw, and Brian Williams.
Honourary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be directed to the Emo Meals on Wheels for the Emo Handi Van, P.O. Box 567, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.